Basil Hayden’s Bourbon has announced the limited time release of Basil Hayden’s Two by Two Rye. A blend of two Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskies and two Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskies, Basil Hayden’s Two by Two Rye hopes to offer whiskey fans both the full spiciness of rye and the sweet characteristics and finish of bourbon.
Two by Two Rye is made with 5-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye, a 7-year-old “high-rye” Kentucky Straight Rye, a 13-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon, and a 6-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon. It is bottled at 80 proof.
“Basil Hayden’s has always been known for its distinctive spicy finish, so innovating in the rye category continues to be an exciting venture for the brand, especially as interest in the category grows exponentially,” said Rob Mason, Vice President Marketing, Whiskey at Beam Suntory. “While Basil Hayden’s Two by Two Rye upholds our trademark spice and approachability, this blend also challenges the status quo and encourages fans to discover the versatility of rye.”
Previous Basil Hayden’s rye launches include Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey and Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye. Basil Hayden’s Two by Two Rye is now available nationwide for a limited time with a suggested retail price of $44.99 for a 750mL bottle. Look for it packaged in a light tan and deep green, hand-applied parchment bib and wrapped with the Basil Hayden’s copper belt.